Crunch Addicts Beware: Tips For Protecting Your Implants

There are those individuals with a very strong sweet tooth and then those who consider themselves coffee lovers. You’ve got tea enthusiasts and those who prefer savory over sweet with their snacks. While indulging in just about anything not-so-healthy for your smile poses a certain threat, there’s one type of food indulgence that is a bit more concerning for dental implant wearers: It’s the crunch addicts! If you cannot get through the day without one or more servings of something that goes “crunch” when you bite into it, then our Rohnert Park, CA team would like to offer some suggestions, reminders, and general smile protection advice!

Eat Crunchy Foods That “Give”

If you’ve just got to have your crunchy snack, we completely understand. However, it’s also very important that you understand foods that are too hard can lead to problems for your natural teeth, your restorations, and your dental implants, too. Excess pressure can contribute to the failure of those implants, so keep one very important thing in mind: When you want foods that offer that satisfying crunch factor, bite into items that give way under your teeth. For instance, apples are crunchy yet not very resistant. The same is true for air-puffed snacks!

Just Say “No” To Ice And Super-Frozen Foods

Our team reminds you, as well, that if you’re one step beyond a crunch enthusiast and your favorite daily snack is ice, it is time to find something new! Even if you’re just snacking on crushed ice because you figure it’s safe, it isn’t. All ice and very frozen foods are going to present a serious threat to your smile and dental implants if you’re chewing them. Be careful and find something easier on your teeth.

Be Careful With Thick Chips, Crackers, Etc.

You might think that chips, crackers, cookies, and more are things that even kids munch on, so they must be A-OK. The simple truth is that if they’re hard and don’t crumble the second your teeth touch them, they might not be a wise selection for your dental implants and more. Stick to the previously mentioned air-puffed, not-so-resistant options instead!

Maintain Your Implants With Simple Tips

If you’re interested in learning more about how to best protect your implants, talking with us during your next appointment is really all it takes! Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-584-1630 to schedule your visit today.